Electrostatic potential energy and electrostatic potential

Electrostatic potential energy and electrostatic potential

In this topic we will discuss about Electrostatic potential energy and electrostatic potential also with potential difference , potential due to multiple charges and potential at a point due to electric dipole .

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Electrostatic potential energy –  Electrostatic potential energy of a charge in an electrostatic field is the amount of work done required to bring that charged body from infinity to that point .  Its unit is joule

Let a charge Q is placed at point O as shown in figure , we have to find the potential energy at point ‘p’ which is ‘r’ distance away from the point ‘O’  . ( derivation of this topic , link is given below)

 

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Electrostatic potential – electrostatic potential at any point in a region of electrostatic field is the minimum work done required to carry a unit positive charge from infinity to that point .

We can write  electrostatic potential  V = U/q   i.e.  electrostatic potential is equal to potential energy per unit charge .  Its unit is J/C .   or JC-1  or NmC-1 and its dimension is [M1L2T-3A-1]

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Electrostatic potential difference –  Electrostatic  potential  difference between two points is the amount of work done required to bring the unit positive charge from one point to another point .

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Electrostatic potential  at a point due to dipole- ( derivation of this topic , link is given below) . Before to know about this topic students must have to know about electric dipole , to read about electric dipole click here- 

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Electrostatic forces are conservative  are  conservative in nature i.e. electrostatic force is independent of path followed , it only depends on initial and final position of the charge particle in an electric field .

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